Badarikashrama, aka: Badarika-ashrama, Badarikāśrama; 7 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Badarikāśrama can be transliterated into English as Badarikasrama or Badarikashrama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Badarikāśrama (बदरिकाश्रम) or Badaryāśrama is the name of a holy hermitage (āśrama), first mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 5. Accordingly, “... having thus read that hermit a lesson, and having been praised by him prostrate in adoration, Vararuci went to the tranquil site of the hermitage of Badarī (Badarikāśrama). There he, desirous of putting off his mortal condition, resorted for protection with intense devotion to that goddess who only can protect, and she, manifesting her real form to him, told him the secret of that meditation which arises from fire, to help him to put off the body”.

Note: Badarikāśrama is a celebrated place of pilgrimage near the source of the Ganges, the Bhadrinath of modern travellers.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Badarikāśrama, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Badarikāśrama (बदरिकाश्रम).—(BADARYĀŚRAMA). A very holy place in the Himālayas. It was here that Nara and Nārāyaṇa did penance for thousands of years and the Purāṇas, therefore, give it a very prominent place in them.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Badarikāśrama (बदरिकाश्रम).—A sacred holy place of pilgrimage (āśrama) in the Himālayas. The Pāṇḍavas visited here during their exile in the forest. (Vana Parva in Mahābhārata) It is the abode of Lord Nara-Nārāyaṇa, who sat under a badarī (plum) tree to perform austerities.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Badarikāśrama—a sacred holy place of pilgrimage in the Himālayas. The Pāṇḍavas visited here during their exile in the forest. (Vana Parva in Mahābhārata) It is the abode of Lord Nara-Nārāyaṇa, who sat under a badarī (plum) tree to perform austerities.

Source: Complete Vedic Glossary

India history and geogprahy

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Badarikāśrama is the name of a locality  mentioned in the “Plate of Lalitaśūradeva” (853-854 A.D.). Badarik-āśrama is modern Badrīnāth (lat. 30º 44′ 29″ N., long. 79º 32′ 1″ E.) which is a village in Pargana Malla-Pinkhanda, 55 miles north-east of Śrīnagar, and contains the celebrated temple of Badarīnātha or Badarī-Narāyaṇa. The tapovana referred to as located at Badarik-āśrama may possibly be identified with modern Tapoban or Dhaktapoban, a village on the left bank of the Dhauli river about nine miles from Joṣīmaṭh

This inscribed copper plate (mentioning Badarik-āśrama) is preserved in the temple of Yogabadarī (one of the Pañcabadarī) at Pāṇḍukeśvar (Pāṇḍukeśvara). The date is estimated 22nd December 853 A.D. and it records the grant of some land which was in the possession of a person named Denduvāka and was lying within the jurisdiction of the administrative unit called Thappalasāri forming a part of the viṣaya or district of Kārttikeyapura.

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Badarikāśrama (बदरिकाश्रम).—the hermitage at Badarikā.

Derivable forms: badarikāśramaḥ (बदरिकाश्रमः).

Badarikāśrama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms badarikā and āśrama (आश्रम).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Badarikāśrama (बदरिकाश्रम).—m.

(-maḥ) The hermitage at Badarika.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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